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Oscars shine spotlight on Latinos – ‘Is Hollywood Mexican enough?’

NEW YORK, March 10, (Agencies): The 90th annual Academy Awards were, by any definition, a moment of triumph for Latinos. Guillermo del Toro became the third Mexican-born filmmaker to win best director, and it was his lavish Cold War fantasy “The Shape of Water” that was crowned best picture. Pixar’s …

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Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Big at Politically Charged Ceremony

LOS ANGELES ( – “The Shape of Water” was the big winner at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday picking up a leading four Oscars. The offbeat fantasy about a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a sea creature won best picture award and best director for …

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In Oscars best-director noms, a wealth of milestones – Exciting new talent, captivating backstories

There’s not an Academy Awards category this year that doesn’t feature some element of exciting new talent, captivating backstories or the possibility of an Oscar landmark victory. But, oh, that best director category. In even the glittering array of nominees to the 90th Academy Awards, the best director category stands …

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Oscars best picture mistake still ‘stings’ – Oscar nominees lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 6, (AP): The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom. With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday’s gathering was a chance for …

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In wide-open Oscars field, zeitgeist is the key target – More varied and delicious films

This year’s film awards landscape is fascinating for its unwillingness to adhere to an overarching narrative. The players are vastly different — in style, in story, in theme — so much so that it makes what already promises to be an unpredictable season all the more varied and delicious. That …

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‘Moonlight’ beats ‘Land’ for top Oscar – Davis, Affleck, Stone win first Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb 27, (Agencies): African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday on a big night for Hollywood diversity that was overshadowed by an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the top award. In a mishap that caused uproar and confusion, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway …

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Academy vows to diversify membership – ‘Racist’ Oscars remark misinterpreted: Rampling

LOS ANGELES, Jan 23, (RTRS):  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of voting privileges. The announcement came amid …

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Pop stars battle for Oscars – Lady Gaga, Smith vie for original song award

NEW YORK, Jan 15, (Agencies): The race for best original song at the Academy Awards is a full-blown battle of the 20-something pop stars, with Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and the Weeknd up for the honor this year. In recent years chart-topping singers who co-wrote their songs have earned nominations …

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